Maple Ridge is one of the largest historic areas in Tulsa. It was the first Tulsa area to be listed on the Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory.
The Maple Ridge area is bounded roughly by Hazel Boulevard, Peoria Avenue, 15th Street and the Midland-Valley Right of Way and is listed on the National Register of Historic Properties. Owners of property in this area (and not also in the Historic Preservation overlay zoning) can do whatever they wish with their property.
The North Maple Ridge area (bounded roughly by 15th Street on the North side, Peoria Avenue on the East and and Cincinnati Street on the West) also has Historic Preservation overlay zoning. The north sector of Maple Ridge is the oldest section, dating from 1915, and contains many two-story brick and clapboard mansions.
In order to make certain alterations to the present appearance of a building in an HP zoned district, the homeowner is required to obtain approval from the preservation commission through its review subcommittee. Review Guidelines for HP zoning overlay.
Some benefits of the Historic Preservation Overlay Zoning include:
- Helps preserve the historic integrity of the neighborhood
- Protects property values with a review process and public notice of all new construction, demolition, and significant changes to the historic character of existing properties
- Provides protection against commercial encroachment into the neighborhood
Go to the Tulsa Preservation Commission website.
The Commission administers Historic Preservation Zoning, identifies and nominates properties to the National Register of Historic Places, and produces educational material describing Tulsa historic resources.
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